The U.S. Forest Service captured another 40 wild horses at The Devil’s Garden Horse Territory on Friday, raising the total rounded up by helicopter this week to 237.
The Forest Service has upped its capture goal to 300 removed from the territory in northeastern California. So far, 132 have been transported from temporary holding to the Bureau of Land Management’s Litchfield Wild Horse and Burro Facility, east of Susanville, Calif.
Steve Paige, who documented the roundup for Return to Freedom, noted the excited look of about 50 stallions, ages 6-over, when they were released from a crowded temporary holding pen, as well as the patience and lack of pressure used by workers loading the horses into trailers.
For more information on the roundup, please click here. For more information about the Litchfield facility and adoptions, please click here.
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For photos from earlier in the week, see the reports from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.